|Roaster Location:||Acton, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Caranavi growing region, Bolivia.|
|Review Date:||April 2008|
Blind Assessment: Intense, crisp yet sweet-toned aroma with honey, cedar and rose notes. In the cup soft acidity, medium body, and a lyric, delicate complexity: honey, sweet cherry, molasses, cedar, hints of milk chocolate and flowering grass. Clean, elegant, though rather short finish.
Notes: A prize winner in the 2007 Bolivia Cup of Excellence competition, where as a green (unroasted) coffee it placed second out of hundreds of entries, attracting a score of 90.78 from an international jury. From the farm of Juana Mamami Huanca, a first-generation coffee grower from the San Ignacio Cooperative. Juana began farming when she was 16 years old and won this very prestigious award at 23. Terroir is a microroaster selling only elite single-origin coffees, no blends. It specializes in medium roast styles designed to foreground the character of the green coffee. Terroir is the creation of George Howell, one of the world's leading coffee visionaries. Visit www.terroircoffee.com or call 866-444-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A subtle, refreshing daytime coffee.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2008 tasting report: Special Reserve is Dead. Long Live Special Reserve.